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Hey guys,

I just wanted to take a poll and find out what screen resolutions people are designing their pages for. I have designing my pages based off of 800x600, but I'm staring to wonder if this is too small assuming only a small percent of people use this resolution anymore. I tried to do some research, but most data I have come across is a couple years old. What are your thoughts?

Thanks,

Jason

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Design it to be flexible so

Design it to be flexible so it will fit in 800x600, but you're right, the number of people using that is probably going to dwindle as time goes on. Most people now are probably using 1024x768 or 1280x1024 but don't forget about us laptop users and widescreen monitors - my laptop is 1280x800 and my work TFT is 1680x1050.

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thepineapplehead wrote:
Design it to be flexible so it will fit in 800x600, but you're right, the number of people using that is probably going to dwindle as time goes on. Most people now are probably using 1024x768 or 1280x1024 but don't forget about us laptop users and widescreen monitors - my laptop is 1280x800 and my work TFT is 1680x1050.

I'm seeing a surprising number of really rather tiny laptops in the Library recently, which suggests that 800X600 may be making a comeback in that area. These things are small and cute and really portable and I'd consider one if I could read the screen.

Bottom line is, I think, that it's still best to design pages that will work on any size screen, and CSS makes that perfectly possible once one figures out how.

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I hadn't thought about

I hadn't thought about things like the EEE PC Smile

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASUS_Eee_PC

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Thanks guys. Ed, I'm

Thanks guys.

Ed, I'm assuming you are talking about liquid layouts?

Jason

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I am. The Web is a flexible

I am. The Web is a flexible medium and so we should design pages that are flexible.

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Screen resolution stats

Here are some stats on screen resolution: http://appcreator.com/webstats.php.
They are a little out of date as I stopped collecting the stats after a site upgrade.